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Clinical and Epidemiological Features of Severe Malaria in Children in four Hospitals in Sudan

Clinical and Epidemiological Features of Severe Malaria in Children in four Hospitals in Sudan

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Title: Clinical and Epidemiological Features of Severe Malaria in Children in four Hospitals in Sudan
Author: Kojal, H.; Habour, A.; Nowary, K.; Hashim, F.; Awadelkarim, M.; Zeidan, Zeidan A.
Abstract: We assessed the clinical and epidemiological features of severe malaria cases before admission, management in hospital and outcome and associated factors in 4 hospitals in different areas of Sudan over a 5-month period in 2000. There were 543 children admitted representing 21% of all paediatric admissions. Median age was 36 months. Treatment at home was the first action taken by 57.5% of families. Case fatality rate was 5/1000 and 93% of the children who died were under 9 years. Highest risk of death was associated with delay in seeking treatment and severity of illness before admission. Omdurman Hospital in Khartoum had the best case-management performance index compared to the other hospitals.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17477
Date: 2015-12-09


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